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The different versions of Debian has codenames taken from the computer animated movie ToyStory. The [http://www.debian.org/releases/ official information about Debian releases] is on the [http://www.debian.org/ Debian web site].

Different branches and releases of Debian have associated ReleaseCodenames.
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 * DebianPotato - a past official released version of Debian. Released as stable August 15th 2000.
 * DebianWoody (a.k.a DebianStable or Debian 3.0) the previous official released version of Debian. Released as stable on July 19th 2002.
 * DebianSarge (a.k.a DebianStable or Debian 3.1) the present official released version of Debian. Released as stable on June 6th 2005.
 * DebianEtch (a.k.a. DebianTesting) Debian developing version, somewhat tested and not on the bleeding edge.
 * DebianSid (a.k.a DebianUnstable) the real bleeding edge development version.
 * DebianSid (the eternal DebianUnstable)
 * DebianEtch (as at June 2005, the current DebianTesting)
 * DebianSarge (as at June 2005, the current DebianStable)
 * DebianWoody (a prior release)
 * DebianPotato (an obsolete release)
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=== Point releases ===
There are also point releases, which are updates to the stable releases. For the most part, these just add security updates. Debian 2.2r7 was released on July 13th 2002.

Older releases include

   * Unnamed - v0.91 - January 1994
   * Unnamed - v0.93R5 - March 1995
   * Unnamed - v0.93R6 - November 1995
   * DebianBuzz - v1.1 - June 1996
   * DebianRex - v1.2 - December 1996
   * DebianBo - v1.3 - July 1997
   * DebianHamm - v2.0 - July 1998
   * DebianSlink - v2.1 - March 1999
== All past releases ==
 * DebianEtch - current release candidate
 * DebianSarge - v3.1 - June 2005
 * DebianWoody - v3.0 -
 * DebianPotato - v2.2 -
 * DebianSlink - v2.1 - March 1999
 * DebianHamm - v2.0 - July 1998
 * DebianBo - v1.3 - July 1997
 * DebianRex - v1.2 - December 1996
 * DebianBuzz - v1.1 - June 1996
 * Unnamed - v0.93R6 - November 1995
 * Unnamed - v0.93R5 - March 1995
 * Unnamed - v0.91 - January 1994
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== Point releases ==
There are also point releases, which are updates to the stable releases. For the most part, these just add security updates. Debian 2.2r7 was released on July 13th 2002.

The [http://www.debian.org/releases/ official information about Debian releases] is on the [http://www.debian.org/ Debian web site].

Different branches and releases of Debian have associated ReleaseCodenames.

At the present the following versions are widely used:

What to use

To choose which release might suit your requirements best read http://people.debian.org/~osamu/newbie.html#best [http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2003/debian-devel-200301/msg01753.html addendum]

All past releases

(Did I forgot a version - add it. If you know some highlights of the versions please add.)

Point releases

There are also point releases, which are updates to the stable releases. For the most part, these just add security updates. Debian 2.2r7 was released on July 13th 2002.